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for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big wa
. kira klapper joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: today's face off comes as new polls show romney falling behind and if he were to lose ohio his path to victory would be difficult. numbers out today one poll had romney eight points behind president obama in ohio. in another swing state florida, romney trails by four points. this map shows projections of the steep climb for romney without ohio he would need every other battleground state at the same time he needs to stay on message. yesterday at a rally in ohio romney backtracked a bit on the comment he made about the 47%. he said he doesn't have to worry about. >> i want to be president of all the people of america. i want to help all the people of america. you don't get into a race like this with myself and my family and do the work and commitment that we've put forward without the passion to help all of america. >> reporter: today in ohio the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. after ohio the next face off will be the first presidential debate octo
. -- we have republican presidential candidate mitt romney reaction to new polls showing president obama pulling ahead in swing states. >>> does apple have another glitch? problem some own >>> welcome back. 60s along the coast more sunshine than yesterday, 70s bay sunshine an hour earlier 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys, last three hours of doppler you can see it is dry up and down across the state with low to mid 90s around chico and sacramento, 69 big sur tahoe isolated thunderstorm possible today and tomorrow dry near 80 into the weekend thunderstorm around yosemite possible today and tomorrow temperatures will be in the 90s as we head towards saturday and sunday. down south southern california 80s and 90s in los angeles and san diego over the weekend. time for us to talk about some money. you can win, abc7 is about to make someone $49,000 richer, go to facebook.com/abc7news and like us we'll announce the winner october 18th after the 49ers take on the seahawks. if you already liked us you still have a chance go to our facebook page and click that $49,000 button that will ta
/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john, some republicans are complaining these polls aren't painting an accurate picture. do they have a case? >> reporter: well, they have a case when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. really what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the currents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too many democrats. in 2004 democrats said pollsters were talking to too many republicans. it's a standard complaint for the party that the currents are moving against. >> pelley: john, why is there such a difference between the national poll which is essentially a tie and the poll in the battleground states? >> well, they're really polls of two different countries. the battleground states peoples v seen mil
. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> in california, 10% of parents exempt their children from the mandatory school vaccinations. yesterday, governor brown signed a new law making vaccine waivers tougher to get. but a last-minute change is giving parents a new out. >> reporter: at tri-valley pediatrics, this 10-month-old is getting a flu shot. his mother talked to the doctor before making her decision. >> we definitely rely on our pediatrician as an expert. we put our son's health in his hands. >> reporter: a new california law aims to have more parents talking to their pediatrician before they are allowed to reject mandatory vaccines. >> overall, i think it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: under current state law, before attending school or daycare, kids are required for certain vaccinations, and kids can opt out filing a personal belief exemption. this law doesn't change that but makes the process tougher. parents will have to get a signature from a licensed health care practitioner first. >> we
:36. mitt romney making his pitch to voters in the battleground state of ohio trying to boost his poll numbers. >> he said he can't change washington from the inside. only from the outside. well we're going to give him that chance to be on the outside on november 6th. >> mitt romney was referring to comments made by president obama at a forum last week. after this mornings rally, mitt romney heads to a round table discussion with business lead everiers -- leaders near cleveland. >>> president obama also campaigning in ohio. he will be courting young voters. new poll shows president obama is getting the upper hand on mitt romney in ohio and florida. in ohio president obama leads romney 53% to 43%. latest new york times poll. in florida 53% of like lie voters say they favor president obama. 44% favor mitt romney. >>> some sad breaking news now. music legend andy williams has died. the singer earned numerous gold and platinum levels. williams suffered from bladder cancer. he died in branson, missouri where he owned the moon river theater. he was 84. >> he was a fascinating man to listen t
in the polls, romney may have the most on the line and his campaign is look at this debate as a chance for a game changer. abc news, washington. >>> is the debate showdown a make-or-break event for mitt romney? can president obama defend his record on the economy during his first term? that's the debate taking place this morning at 8:00 when republican new jersey governor chris christie faces off with white house senior advisor david pluff. don't miss "this week" coming up with stephanopoulos. >> critical mass events are continuing in 300 cities. as they push for rights of bicyclists. in fran a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon at 16th and valencia and going to ocean beach. friday's massive 20th anniversary ride through san francisco snarled city streets during the evening commute but there were no arrests. >> new this morning, seem san rafael leaders will consider the county's most strict anti-smoking ordinance to date. it would ban smoking at all apartments and condominiums, in addition to outdoor places like parks and patios. sidewalks would also be off-limits. howeve
, channelling mitt romney. in an iowa poll out today, president obama got another boost, leaving governor romney by four points, 49 to 45%. the president at ease, even making fun of his own gaffe. >> i want to see us export more jobs. export more products. excuse me. excuse me -- i was channelling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: last week romney hinting at his debate approach. >> he's trying to fool people in to thinking thing that's don't and that ends during the debate. >> reporter: for days both sides have been tamping down expectations. today on the sunday talk shows. >> he's prepared more than any other candidate in i think history, certainly recent history. >> sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, the comment. that doesn't happen often. >> reporter: on "meet the press," new jersey republican governor chris christie had another take. >> thursday morning the entire narrative of the race will change. >> in an interview, anne romney reveals the greatest concern if her husband becomes president. >> my biggest concern would be for the, his mental well being. i have all the confi
. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the blue angels to the america's cup. the big event that could create a traffic nightmare for bay area drivers this week. >> the political and personal secrets of this man, arnold schwarzenegger. his revealing interview last night on 60 minutes. >> should have been one of the best days of their lives. the coupl
. >>> there is a new poll showing president obama widening his lead over mitt romney. according to the poll in ohio, president obama leads mitt romney 53% to 4%. this is -- 43%. in florida, 53% of likely voters favor president obama while 44% favor mitt romney. in pennsylvania, president obama leads 54% to 42%. now, coming closer to home, in another case, a woman who is challenging dianne feinstein for her california u.s. senate seat is working hard to get her name out there. coming up for you at 7:46. what elizabeth emkin what she wants voters to know about her and why you won't see a debate between her and senator feinstein. >>> we want to check in with sal and see what's happening on the roads. what's 880 looking like? >> not that great. it is very slow trying to get up into downtown oakland. we've been checking with the chp. we've had some minor things. there is a crash here. it looks like it's no injuries. however, they are in the lanes there. they are trying to move them out. so no one is injured but the traffic, i guess, you could say is hurting here. out to the toll plaza, we go and the bay
polls shows it leads mitt romney in virginia. >>> u.s. soldiers all around the world are taking a break. coming up, special training they will have to participate instead as the military tries to curb a disturbing trend. >> soming up, the regular referees are coming back. the agreement includes a retirement plan and regular officials will begin with tonight's game between cleveland and baltimore after replacement referees blue a call between seattle seahawks and green bay packers. now while one is resolved, the other continues. the nhl lock out could last for months. they have set up a negotiating meeting and it relies on hockey for their business. and they reported up to a 50% jump in business on game nights. >>> now 4:35, let's check in with sal with for a look at traffic. >>> if you are off to a doesn't start, -- decent start, now is the time to do it. you can see traffic here looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze and no major problems if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, at the bay bridge toll plaza. they were doing work in this area near the 580 mcarthur change an
of ohio. a new cbs poll out today gives mr. obama a 10-point lead over mitt romney in ohio. about 90 minutes ago, the president spoke to a crowd of cheering students at bowling green state university. he said romney is a big believer in top down economics. >> they basically think if we spend 5 trillion-dollar on tax cuts that favor the very wealthy, then, don't boo. vote. >> vote. >> today, mr. obama's campaign staff confirms reports that they will spend three days in nevada preparing for the presidential debate. >> mitt romney face as uphill battle in westerlyville and he received a big boost from jack nicklaus. he called him a fellow champion in business and economics. he said as president he would strengthen america. >> i will strengthen america. and i will strengthen our values and homes and our economy to make sure this economy can ignite our capacity to put people to work and provide the resources we need to have the strongest military in the world. >> romney criticized obama's economic policies and the  interest payments alone on the national debt are higher than the budgets
in his wake. >>> in election 2012 news, mitt romney faces an uphill battle in the polls but there is wide agreement that he's going to do well on wednesday night's debate in denver. romney is concentrating on mock debates and drills. he flies to colorado tomorrow. republicans and democrats agree that romney is ready to go up against president obama. >> he's been through at least 20 debates in the course of the poi mare and newt gingrich himself -- at least 20 debates in the course of the -- >> he goes to the suburb of henderson to prep for the debate. and he will arrive in denver on wednesday. >>> the candidates agreed to four debates in all and they're coming up quickly. you can see there's a debate almost every week. the first is on the third, there's another on the 15th and 22. let's take a look at the first debate that is going on in denver. that will be at the university of denver in colorado. domestic policy is the topic of this event. and let's look at the only vice presidential debate. there's a meeting in hofstra university in new york. that will be from undecided voters asking t
actually has a plan where romney, you know, i have not seen the specifics really. >> reporter: the poll shows that 56% of the voters think that the president will win the first debate. on monday, he took time out of his preparation to stop by a campaign office here in henderson, nevada and to thank volunteers. >> and what you guys are doing is more important than anything in this campaign at this point. and you are really the ones that will be making the difference. >> the president is staying in nevada to study up for wednesday. romney will be honkerring down here in denver. danielle noddingham, cbs news, denver, colorado. >> and you can watch the debate live here on cbs5 on wednesday night starting at 6:00. it will be followed by a half hour of analysis from cbs news and bob schaeffer starting at 7:30. >> all right. do you think that's big news for the presidential debate? we've got huge news. breaking news out of oakland right now. dennis o'donnell is standing by right now. i see a lot of a's out in the field celebrating. that could only mean one thing? >> reporter: that's right, ken
. here he is meeting with veterans. the poll shows romney with a double-digit lead over president obama. he and paul ryan have stepped up their call against looming defense cuts. >> we believe in peace through strength. we believe that when america's military is strong, america is safer. >> reporter: now, the obama campaign reports to other polls that show the president has consistently had strong support and since many vets are part of the 47% of americans that romney is criticized for not paying income taxes. >> i don't believe we can get any far with leaders who write off half of the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsible for their life -- responsibility for their lives. >> back to you. >>> another presidential candidate will be campaigning tonight. roseanne barr will be talking about the political future of medical marijuana during a town hall meeting in oakland. federal agents raided oaksterdam back in april. it's one of many targeted in a crackdown launched by the obama administration also cindy she an, barr's -- cindy sheehan, barr's running mate. >>> according t
. president obama has a four point lead over romney in the latest poll. it is a dead heat going into this debate. it is going to be fun to watch and you can watch it right here on kron4 and we will have the highlights but we will be showing you the entire debate on march 24th 7 news channel. it is comcast channel 193 as well as digital over the air 4.2. tune in for the big first presidential debate. >> election day is more than a month away but there's still potentially troubling cases of voter registration fraud still in florida right now. there is a third party firm that was hired to hit the streets and register voters. there was a debate as to questionable registration forms. the supreme court of the united states starts a new term today. there is an explosive docket. there is a range of issues on the docket. voting rights and abortion issues are among those. the last term ended with major cases including the controversial health care overhaul bill. >> a live look from the 405 in los angeles. the railway has reopened after the big roadway project. this is one of the busiest f
of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for the debate but both the white house and the romney campaign are trying to lower expectations. neither side wants their candidate to take the stage with a perceived advantage. the polls show most americans believe obama will
for game activity. >> president obama has a lead over mitt romney. wall street journal poll shows this president is seven points ahead over romney in new hampshire. in nevada and north carolina the airline and mr. obama as advantage with 7 points ahead. 48 percent in north carolina. the poll found that 4 percent were undecided in their vote. 86 percent strongly supported the candidates selected. president obama campaign is sending heavy hitters to battleground states. former president bill clinton will head to new hampshire on wednesday. he will also join the president on the campaign trail sometime next week but we're not sure where yet. the first debate between president obama and it around the is coming up october 3rd airing live on the 247 area bay live news channel. also are digital channel 4.2. >> peace and freedom nominee roseanne barr was in the bay area. she spoke in oakland last night she is running for president as a free peace and freedom can it. there was a packed house at oxford and university. her main point is made clear it marijuana legalization. she decided to ru
romney and his campaign even more critical. in eye way, early voting started yesterday and the turnout is breaking records, well over double four years ago. with an nbc poll reporting president barack obama leads romney in all key swing states, experts say it could hurt the gop. >> all totalled in these nine battleground states and we're going to see, look, romney needs a shift of a whole discussion and reframing of the campaign. >> romney says he's looking forward to the event and hopes for one liners and gotcha statements. >>> a ban of carrying rifles and shotguns, the new law makes it a misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm outside of a vehicle. there are exemptions for hunters and rural areas. this was introduced after unloaded guns in protests and rallies over previous good laws. the ban sparked lengthy debates with the bill attempting to infringe on second amendment rights. >>> are you ready for football in los angeles? it's been 17 years since the raiders left l.a. to return to the bay area. here comes another attempt to get an nfl franchise in l.a. the city council in los
. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had already gone home to worry about their campaigns. >> the president says congress has yet to act on legislation he sent them in february that would save homeowners about $3000 a year on their mortgages. >>> the first presidential debate is wednesday at the university of denver. right now construction crews are busyworking on the main floor, the stage and the lighting while president obama campaigns in nevada tomorrow, romn
for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ron
ready. president obama in nevada, mitt romney is in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. looking at actual support among likely voters the race is closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points 49-47%. >>> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> the president has to be the president he killed osama about weather i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he has to relax. >>> meantime, mitt romney continues to hammer away at president obama's foreign policy. in an editorial, romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see that first debate right here on abc7. live debate courtroom begins at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> oracle president gives today's keynote at the annual world conference in san francisco. last night the ceo ellison wowed 10,000 guests by announcing three new cloud-based products to help process fastest yet. just getting word that nokia and oracle have reached a mapping dea
. >>> presidential election takes place five weeks from tropical depression. president obama and mitt romney are practicing for the first debate tomorrow night. the stage is being set at the university of denver, romney will need a stellar performance to turn the tide of polling that has him trailing the president in many of the nine battleground states expected to decide the elect. last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of tack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. what he does the president have to say? he says forward. i think forewarned is a better turn. >> as for president obama, he took a break from practice debate yesterday to visit workers at a nevada campaign office, making a few calls to voters. abc news will buy you live coverage starting at 6:00 right here. >>> if you are flying with spirit airlines you want to pay attention to a new rule. airlines says f you don't pay for your carry-on in advance you will have to pay $100, at the gate for each piece. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-ons if you tell the airline in advanc
going... >> the latest daily tracking poll now shows obama up 6 points over mitt romney nationwide. reporting live, allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> an 11-year-old boy shot in his bed in oakland is now back home. there he is, he had five surgeries while he was there. his home was sprayed with bullets last thursday at about with 1:00 a.m. he said he was happy to be out of the hospital but he was afraid to be back home. >> i want to thank the teachers and principal who came to visit me and gave me presents. >> they don't know why his home was targeted and so far no arrests have been made. >>> they have been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident. he was arrested tuesday morning. he has been on the force for six years and is currently on administrative leave and so far no charges have been filed in that case. so far soldiers will be taking part in a suicide prevention training. it is meant to educate troops as the military struggles to help soldiers who are trying to commit suicide. it is a course for many except for those in combat and on medical leave
: the republican ticket is hoping their bus tour will make up lost ground in ohio as polls hoe mitt romney trailing president obama in this pivotal swing state. in dayton tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on tacks. >> i admit this one thing he did not do in his first four years, he has said he is going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes, and is there anybody that thinks that raising taxes will help grow the economy? >> reporter: an attack over tacks is actually a change for romney, who is often accused the president of raising taxes in his first term. romney is looking to jump-start his campaign with a good performance in the first debate one week from today. the man who plays mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions, though, tried to lower expectations playing up the president's experience. >> he has been through a lot of those one-on-one debates with a republican. mitt has not, and you think about it, he hasn't had a real debate in ten years because these republican debates tend to be more like candidate forums. >> reporter: tuesday the chief candidates both made whirlwind vis
. >>catherine: president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in a state that neither can afford to lose. if the bolt are campaigning in ohio. the most recent polls are according to a growing need for the president not only in ohio but florida, and pennsylvania and we will say that romney was hurt by the recent fuss over secretly recorded comments in which he seemingly dismissed americans that do not pay income tax. the president is still using that as ammunition. >>president obama: as i travel around ohio and looked out on the schrod i do not see victims, i see hard-working people from ohio. that is what i see. >> there are so many in the country hurting right now, i want to help them and i know what it takes to get an economy going again. >>catherine: romney is playing catch-up. he is trying hard to connect with voters. he has released a new ad in which he looked directly at the camera and makes an appeal aimed at middle-class voters. many americans may not like the president's health-care overhaul but it does not mean they think is going the way. a new poll says if seven out of 10
. let's bring you up to speed with decision 2012 mitt romney is struggling in ohio. president obama has a clear lead and i was the opinion polls. it has prompted some grumbling among some people who are saying that.... this expose that it does have could be pivotal pivotal if the race is close. the first presidential debate is coming up next wednesday in denver at 6:00 wednesday night. we will air the entire debate without interruption on our 247 news channel. comcast channel 123. >> at 7:40 a.m. will be back in just a few minutes whether it's going to be a big story as soon as you see how hot it's gonna get friday and saturday. we wait to get to the fog first here in san francisco top stories that were falling here at 7:43 a.m. san francisco police moved in on the legal occupying encampment in front of market street overnight. they detained over 40 people. they said they moved in because there's damage done to the sidewalk and they needed to get some work done and needed to get the protesters out of there to do it. there is a high-speed chase that started on synar street with one of th
debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has won 93 channel and digita one south 4.2. >> voter registration from in florida. the state's republican party hired strategic ally consulting is a third-party burned to hit the street and register new voters. there is a problem the firm is now under investigation for using some questionable voter registration forms. the thousands of packages that went out will be checked. to make sure they are correct. to voters of pigeon point are being searched for the fishermen fell overboard there were four people on the boat that capsized and there is after it was slammed by a 15 ft. high waves. helicopters were using night-vision technology and searching the water on the coastline because of two of the voters made it
not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >> reporter: in a quinnipiac university poll that was released today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide and he is expected to do better in the debate tomorrow night by a 2-1 margin. but among the independent voters, the people that both sides are trying to win right now, romney is ahead by 2 points. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow here on eyewitness news at 5:00 and then on the cbs evening news which follows and join scott pelley for full debate coverage that will begin at 6 p.m. >>> cracking down on smoking. the new rules in one bay area city that make it nearly impossible for anyone to smoke in public. >> good evening to you, paul deanno with the forecast, told you a couple of minutes ago that the heat is just about finished. we're sunny and warm at the beach today but man, are we going to get chilly and there is a chance of rain in the forecast. find out when next. >> then a bay a
: on sunday the president headed to las vegas for a campaign event while romney went to church in massachusetts. ktvu channel 2news. >> more details now. the president arrived in las vegas this afternoon for an evening ralphly. recent polls have him ahead in nine swing states but nevada remains a tight race. after the rally he will go behind closed doors for more  debate prep. he fly into denver on wednesday. romney will fly to colorado tomorrow and rally supporters tomorrow night. he remarked today his debate partner, rob port man keeps beating him up in the mock debates but that he is look forward to the real debate wednesday night. >> new jersey governor predict that romney will win the debate and turn around the race. >> american people are going to get 90 minutes to look these two men in the eye and make a judgement act their visions for the future, their experience and their record and be able to say who do we trust the most to be the president of the united states during these challenging times? >> both need to convince voters in their own party to show up come nov
the oath of office, in matters of foreign affairs and national security. >> reporter: while most polls show romney trailing in california swing states including ohio where he was behind by five points and kicking off a bus tour today, romney told nbc news he remains confident. >> look, we're going to win. there's no question in my mind. we're going to win. polls go up, polls go down. there's some weeks i'm ahead, some weeks i'm behind. >> reporter: as for the president he's not ceding any ground. during a conversation by the first lady president obama hinted at a return to teaching after politics. >> first things first here. we do have an election ahead. the idea of being able to go around in various cities and helping to creatementorships and apprenticeships and giving young people the sense of possibility prosecutor as we noted a little later this afternoon, mitt romney will head to that critical battleground of ohio where he will campaign alongside his running mate paul ryan. natalie, the two of them haven't been together since september 1st. >> peter alexander outside the new york libra
citizenship to these same immigrants under certain conditions. mitt romney has opposed the bill in the past. >> pledging, "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic-american voters, and a new survey shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote. that far exceeds the 19 million who voted in 2008, and most of those votes went to president obama. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> hispanics have been disproportionately hard. the national unemployment is still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11%. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. big day for ohio today. early voting begins there. 30% of the vote came in early in 2008, and today is exactly five weeks before election day. >> susan mcginness in washington this morning. thank you so much. >>>
, including iowa where a poll shows mitt romney trailing by four points. and lists say romney needs to change the trajectory of the race. his running mate paul ryan says he is not concerned, even acknowledging campaign mistakes. >> we had missteps. but at the end of the day, the choice is really clear and we're giving people a clear choice. >> governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: for days, both sides have been tapping down debate expectations. >> we expect governor romney to have a good debate, he's shown to be a good debater through the years. >> sometimes we expect a major break through, the comment that -- that doesn't happen often. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie took a different tact predicting romney would do extraordinarily well and turn the race upside down. >> thursday morning, this race will change. >> reporter: if the president is trying to avoid the campaign next several days, it is tough to do. if he turns on the local news at lakeside resort in henderson, nevada, he will see none other than his opponent's wife, ann romney, hosting a
. all we hear about is that how much ms. romney has been practicing, practicing, wherever he goes. >>catherine: for what it is worth they overwhelmingly believe that president obama will come out ahead. if the pressure was already not enough the latest poll sewing that it is still a tight race card-showing. >> this first lady. >> this is going to be even closer to understand that. >> the first of three debates will be on domestic policy. the big emphasis on the economy. and of course we are counting down to the presidential debate. coming up 5:30 we w speak to speak with ou political candidate. analysis. >>pam: the oakland athletics are within striking distance. j. r. stone has the latest. we will hear from him and sports director, gary radnich. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners
romney's comment comments for you. the president will make two stops in ohio today this is the 15th visit to ohio for both candidates. new polls as mont morning one showing the president with a 10% bandage. the other within 8 percent advantage. >> new this morning park side elementary in san mateo will hold a safety meeting with parents after the attempted abduction abduction of a nine year-old child from campus this week. we're about an hour away from that meeting is expected to start. >> the school starts at age 10 and we expect to see some students and their parents are arriving here shortly. there are some staff members that the party started to arrive at her side elementary. there was an attempted abduction on friday with a suspect was in custody right now. there was a student from our side that was attempted to be affected. the police chief from san mateo decided to call a meeting at 830 to take questions and talk about some new procedures at the elementary school. we had a chance to talk with the assistant superintendent from the school district this morning. she talked about why t
on wednesday. republican challenger mitt romney is spending the weekend cramming for the debate. political analysts say he needs a strong showing with recent polls showing him losing ground to the president in battleground states. >>> the university of denver is preparing to host that debate. it is going to focus on domestic policy and it will be mod rated by jim lehrer. two more presidential debates will be held on the 16th and 22. you can of course watch those debates live here on ktvu channel 2. coverage begins at 6:00. >>> while the election is on tuesday, november 6, some voters have already cast their ballots. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. iowa began last week. ohio starts tuesday. volunteers from the obama and romney camps are canvassing neighborhoods looking for early votes and it's an important strategy because it allows those parties to bank votes more than a month before election day. >>> congressional roles are forcing republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan to donate a gift he received out on the campaign trail. he attended a ba
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